bigpetedatiga LSU Fan Alexandria, LA Member since Aug 2009 6605 posts
How do you define being "White"(Posted by bigpetedatiga on 12/3/12 at 11:01 am)
Since today is a race day on the O-T, I figured now would be a good time to ask my question.
I have often pondered this, but never had anyone to bounce it off of, so here is my question (I apologize if I do not word it the best).
If a person has a black parent they are considered black, if a person has a Hispanic parent, they are considered Hispanic. My question is why? Do you have to be "100" Caucasian/European, to be considered "white"
I think the Zimmerman/Martin case really brought this to light for me.
All of the O-T defined him as Hispanic, while other races defined him as White. Who is right here and who determines the answer?
I mean, kinda hard to explain. You can't look at someone and see that they are white? If they don't have any black, Hispanic, Asian, etc in them, then I guess they are considered 100% white( Well, as close as you can get to 100%). IMO Hispanics aren't white. Hispanics are people of Spanish ancestry. Maybe a long time ago they were considered white, but I would say Hispanics are their own race.